Portuguese model Sarah Sampaio Change all numbers: on July 18 he did a job 30 birthday party, which is celebrated only on the 21st, in the hotel with 41 names. Nothing hits correctly except for one thing. The venue to celebrate entering the 30s is a unique one so I couldn’t have made a better choice. a Douro Hotel & Spa 41, in Castelo de Paiva, is one of the most sought after areas of the Douro and we will show you a little from this corner on the banks of the cultivated river.
This is one of the favorite units of celebrities, as in May was also the site chosen by the influencer Anita de Costa for the wedding With Tomas Castanheira. It’s not hard to see why. The hotel has two panoramic pools, one of which served as the stage for Sarah Sampaio’s fancy party, has a cinema, and two gourmet shows – Raiva Restaurant, which has “the best sponge cake in the universe”, and À TERRA Bar & Canteen, with dishes cooked over a working oven. By wood or in the fireplace – spa and minimalist contemporary décor matches the stone and glass construction.
Minimalism specifically aims to highlight the essentials of the Douro41 Hotel & Spa: a view of the Douro River or the mountains, which can be enjoyed from the balconies and patios. Rooms range from luxurious suites to panoramic suites, they are easy to look at, whether the sky is blue or full of stars, because the high glass walls do not hide any details of the beauty of this place.
Immerse yourself completely in the journey along the bank of the Douro – at the hotel near Porto – and embark on an adventure to Experience that you have for yourself. There may not be a party as luxurious as Sarah Sampaio’s, but what you can do here will certainly not be forgotten so quickly.
One of the suggestions is an outdoor massage (150 euros for 40 minutes), a yoga class overlooking the Douro for free (only on Sundays), a boat ride on the river (from 150 euros), and since then in Castelo de Paiva, a walk along the lanes of Paiva Walkways (€185 for up to three people). If, in addition to seeing, you want to feel the nature in your skin, try the Signature Ritual, which combines iris root to exfoliate your body and a mineral peat mask on your face (from €110 for 50 minutes).
With glass or cutlery in hand, Douro41 Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to guide you on a journey of flavors and aromas. You can start honing your senses in the sensory experience with the flavors of the Douro River (€35 per person), enjoy a picnic in the park (from €40 per person), a tasting menu prepared by Chef Douro 41 (from €160 per person) or a workshop on Flavored oils (30 euros per person).
A night for two costs €459, with breakfast.
Sarah Sampaio’s new destination to celebrate 30,000
Quinta do Seixo, on the south bank of the Douro River, in Cima-Corgo, also faces the river and adds to the landscape vineyards from which the best wines from the Douro region are produced. The farm includes a winery with advanced winemaking technology, which can be visited and combined with tastings.
Best to see is to sample the region’s wines accompanied by a few snacks, something that seems not to have been missing on Sarah Sampaio’s outdoor picnic here. It costs EUR 40 per person and includes a bottle of wine and products of regional cuisine. Jasmine showed off some ham with toast and buttery cheese on toast with edible flowers.